The RoadRunners finished their three game set with the Atlanta Capitals on a huge note this past weekend winning in high fashion, defeating the Caps 5-4 in an exciting O.T. game for both the players and their fans.
The RoadRunners showed well in Friday evenings 5-2 loss but failed to show that same intensity on Saturday evening. But Sunday was a different story that left their fans feeling excitement and a much needed boost for the community. “I met with the guys a couple hours before game time and explained that we needed to change what we were doing. I watched Saturdays game and made some adjustments. The guy’s bought into it and it payed off huge for them. This was a big win for the program, it’s players, the ownership and the community. I would have to say it’s one of my best hockey experiences in a long time… Which puts it pretty high up on my list.” states RoadRunners coach Mike Beavis
Atlanta 4 @ Texas 5 (OT) – After a productive start to the game by both offenses, the Capitals and the RoadRunners could not decide a victor in regulation and had to go into extra minutes. To force overtime, Trevor Borlace found the back of the net twice, while Gabe Davis and Garrett Wilderman also tallied goals in regulation for the RoadRunners. For the Capitals, Riley Stern, Cole Thomas Johnson, Matthew Macumber, and David Helpap all scored regulation goals, but were unable to light the lamp in OT. The RoadRunners emerged victorious with a goal 48 seconds into OT by Garrett Wilderman, which was his second and biggest goal of the night. Blake Forystek helped clinch Texas’s victory by making 51 saves on 55 shots, countering Matthew Bolden’s 5 saves on 7 shots and Patrick Egdorf’s 39 saves on 42 shots.
The RoadRunners will be back at work Tuesday through Friday this week with an off weekend to mentally prepare for their next home-stand VS the Mid City Stars on September 27, 28 and 29th at the “Spirit Ice Arena.